At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Macklemore and producing partner Ryan Lewis took the award for Best Rap Album for “The Heist” ahead of Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d. city,” which many thought was she would win.
Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel and Fun won Song of the Year (with Jeff Bhasker) for “We Are Young” as well as Best New Artist.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MRC. Tyler, The Creator‘s “Call Me If You Get Lost” won Best Rap Album at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The album triumphed over projects by Kanye West (Donda), Nas (King’s Disease II) and J.
Macklemore has said that his infamous Grammy win over Kendrick Lamar in 2014 was partially due to the color of his skin. The Caucasian rapper, whose real name is Benjamin Hammond Haggerty, took home the Best Rap Album award for The Heist, which was recorded as a half-duo with Ryan Lewis.
This is an excerpt of a text message Macklemore sent to Kendrick Lamar after the night of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. Ryan Lewis won 3 of the 4 rap categories and the title of Best New Artist ahead of critical favorite Kendrick Lamar.
His only wins are Take Care for Best Rap Album (2012), Hotline Bling for Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song (2016), and God’s Plan for Best Rap Album best rap song (2018). Certified Lover Boy was passed over for Album of the Year this year. Only one rap album, West’s DONDA, was nominated in this category.
Daft Punk won four awards including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year with Pharrell Williams for “Get Lucky” and another win for Best Technical Album. Non-Classic, who completed a clean run for the project that evening.
Common becomes the first rapper to win a GRAMMY, Emmy and Oscar.
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The 64th Annual Grammy Awards are upon us! Take a look at the artists who have taken home the most Grammys in history, starting with George Solti, an orchestra conductor who has won a record 31 Grammys in his career. He was nominated for a total of 74 awards.
The Album of the Year award – given to the complete body of work, or collection of songs deemed by Recording Academy to be the most impressive – has been won by only two hip-hop artists: Lauryn Hill for her 1998 album Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and Outkast for her 2003 double album Speakerboxx/The Love Below.
GRAMMY Rewind: Lauryn Hill became the first rap artist to win Album of the Year in 1999 with “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”. The 41st GRAMMY Awards were meaningful to Lauryn Hill.